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September 24, 2015: Teacher Sentenced to Prison for Sexually Abusing Student

Sarah Ardalani, Public Information Officer
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A 29-year-old man was sentenced today to three years in state prison after he was convicted of sexually abusing a high school student, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Aaron Joseph Alvidrez pleaded no contest today to two felony counts of sodomy of person under 18 and meeting minor for lewd purposes in case MA064588.

In addition to the prison sentence, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Eric Harmon also ordered the defendant to register as a lifetime sex offender and to stay away from the victim for 10 years.

Prosecutors said at the time of the crime Alvidrez was a substitute teacher at Highland High School in Palmdale.

Between Sept. 22 and Oct. 3, 2014, the defendant sexually abused the 17-year-old male victim in a classroom and inside Alvidrez’s vehicle, prosecutors said.

On Oct. 21, 2014, the defendant was charged in connection with the abuse.

The case was investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.